Sheriff Carona: Who Pushed Feds to Prosecute? #VB52

Los Angeles, CA. Why did the Orange County District Attorney and the California Attorney General decline to prosecute Sheriff Mike Carona? And, after declining to prosecute the Sheriff, who is a State Constitutional office holder, what prompted the Feds to pursue an indictment on alleged political corruption charges? The FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK® presents an eight minute Video News Blog featuring clips from exclusive post arraignment interviews with the Sheriff, spokesman from the U. S. Attorney’s office, Special Assistant District Attorney, and Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party.

Here is a sampling of some of the questions raised:

  • Why is this a Federal Case?
  • Who is involved and why?
  • How high up did approval go?
  • Was it President Bush?
  • Was Carona’s policy to enforce immigration laws locally a conflict for the Feds?
  • Why did the Feds indict Carona’s wife?
  • Was the purpose to force him to resign?
  • Did local politicians want to select his replacement?

Mike Carona, Sheriff Orange County
Anthony Patchett, Former Special Assistant Los Angeles District Attorney
Thom Mrozek, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney
Scott Baugh, Chairman Orange County Republican Party
Leslie Dutton: Moderator

Following the online video, viewers are asked to vote in an opinion poll on the following questions:

  1. Do you agree with prosecutor Patchett that the indictment against Sheriff Carona is a vindictive ploy instigated by Washington?
  2. Or do you agree with Scott Baugh that this is a local issue of local corruption that-for reasons unknown to us-has become the target of federal prosecution?
  3. Or do you think the sheriff’s local political enemies have enlisted the aid of the US Attorney to remove Sheriff Carona so they can appoint his successor?
  4. Do you think Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and California Attorney General Bill Lockyear refused to prosecute Sheriff Carona because there was no case?


Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network® cable television programs are featured on 45 cable systems and the Internet since 1992 and produced by host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Full Disclosure®; special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website at

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